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'Here are six costly failures from America’s longest war. No. 1: cashmere goats'

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Charter of transparency…but no official ‘first lady’ title for Brigitte Macron

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An overview of the stories making the French and international newspaper headlines. From Monday to Friday live at 7.20 am and 9.20 am Paris time.

Latest update : 2010-08-24

Release of Spanish hostages by AQMI “a lesson for French secret services”

In this morning’s El Pais, an interview with the mediator who oversaw the release of two Spanish hostages held by Al Qaeda in the Maghreb (AQMI). He says France’s approach in a raid targeting AQMI last month put the lives of all the hostages in danger and could have led to the death of the two Spaniards as well as Frenchman Michel Germaneau who perished at the hands of the terrorist group. This and other stories in today’s international press review: TUESDAY, 24th AUGUST 2010

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Articles in today’s international press review:
 
El Pais: Interview with the mediator who helped free two Spanish hostages. He is critical of France’s secret services.
 
Aftonbladet (Sweden): Interview with Sweden’s Chief Prosecutor over the withdrawn rape charges concerning Wikileaks founder, Julian Assange.
 
Wall Street Journal: eden's Chief Prosecutor to Probe Allegation Against WikiLeaks Founder
 
The New York Times: Translation problems between Swedish and English.
 
International Herald Tribune: “Swedes mount the barricades, civilly”
 
Daily Mail: The death of “thank you””
 

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2017-08-22 Afghanistan war

'Here are six costly failures from America’s longest war. No. 1: cashmere goats'

INTERNATIONAL PAPERS - Tues. 22.08.17: Yesterday the US President outlined his long-awaited strategy for resolving the nearly 16-year-old conflict in Afghanistan. Donald Trump...

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2017-08-22 Emmanuel Macron

Charter of transparency…but no official ‘first lady’ title for Brigitte Macron

FRENCH PAPERS - Tues. 22.08.17: French President Emmanuel Macron is set to kick off a tour of Eastern Europe where he’s expected to address the thorny issue of “posted workers”....

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2017-08-21 Spain

Bonnie Tyler to sing 'Total Eclipse of the Heart' during total solar eclipse

IN THE WORLD PAPERS - Monday, August 21: We look at the investigation in to the Spanish terror cell behind Barcelona's attack and tributes to the victims. The US and South Korea...

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2017-08-21 France

Fighting back: How can Europe protect citizens from 'soft target' terrorism?

IN THE FRENCH PAPERS - Monday, August 21: It's 'back to work' week for Emmanuel Macron after a 10-day break. He's laying the ground for debates around the hot topic of reforming...

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2017-08-18 Spain

Terror in Barcelona

PRESS REVIEW - Fri. 18.08.17: Papers in Spain and around the world react to yesterday's deadly terrorist attack on Las Ramblas boulevard in Barcelona. El Mundo calls for 'unity...

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